31 03, 2020

What to Do If There’s a Problem with Your Food Manufacturer

By |2020-03-31T22:37:40+00:00March 31st, 2020|Specialty Food|0 Comments

What if there’s a problem with my food manufacturer? Pro Tip: Eventually there will be.

It’s never smooth sailing when you produce a food product. And problems happen with your co-­packer, too. Below are the most common problems I’ve encountered and how to solve them. By the way, if you’re planning […]

31 03, 2020

Month 1: The First Production Run with a Food Manufacturer

By |2020-03-31T22:38:41+00:00March 31st, 2020|Specialty Food|0 Comments

Your first production run?

It’s kind of like the first day of school. You need to have all of your paperwork in order, dressed in the right clothes, and make new friends. And not to mention those lists you get of the stuff your kid needs.

If you think of your kid […]

31 03, 2020

The Hidden Costs of Working with a Co-Packer Revealed.

By |2020-03-31T04:52:08+00:00March 31st, 2020|Specialty Food|0 Comments

After visiting and talking with several co­-packers, it’s time to take a hard look at the numbers. You need to know if you’re going to make money. After all, why would you co-pack if you’re going to lose money, right?

There are three ways co-­packers charge. All of them have their […]

31 03, 2020

Three Proven Ways to Find a Co­-Packer in Your Area

By |2020-03-31T04:51:09+00:00March 31st, 2020|Specialty Food|0 Comments

Finding a reputable co-packer that you trust is probably the most difficult part of the food production process. As you’ll soon discover, you can’t work with just any co-­packer.

They have to have the right equipment, be priced right, and you have actually like the people who make your product. Sounds […]

31 03, 2020

How to Evaluate and Choose a Co-Packer: My Entire Process

By |2020-03-31T05:00:49+00:00March 31st, 2020|Specialty Food|0 Comments

Finding the best co­-packer for the job is tough.

There’s so many factors at play: space, time, money, capabilities, current kitchen tenants etc. Everything should influence your decision. Why? Because when and if you have to switch co­packers, it costs a lot of money and time to move everything over.

This section […]